France plans 'eco-tax' for air fares

France is set to introduce an "eco-tax" for all flights from French airports, the government has said. The money raised by the tax will be invested in in less-polluting transport, such as rail.

Last month was officially the world's hottest June ever recorded

This June was around 1C hotter than the previous record set for Europe in 1999, and about 1C higher than expected from the trend in recent decades, the Copernicus Climate Change Service reported.

Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop

Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting everything from weather to sea mammals.

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population

Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.

Climate change make Siberia more habitable

Large parts of Asian Russia could become habitable by the late 21st century due to climate change, new research has found. Scientists used current and predicted climate scenarios to examine the climate comfort of Asian Russia.

India heat wave triggers clashes over water

Temperatures in India reached 50.3 degrees Celsius (122.54 Fahrenheit) last week, nearing the record high of 51 degrees Celsius set in 2016. The scarcity of water has prompted fights and stabbings at relief points.

Global sea levels could rise far more than predicted

Researchers say two-metre sea level rise is possible if global temperatures warm by five degrees Celsius by 2100.

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada's high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

CO2 levels just reached the highest level in human history

For the first time since humans existed on earth, carbon dioxide has exceeded 415 parts per million.

Most of the Solar System Should be a Protected Wilderness

Taking cue from humanity’s most pressing existential threats – overpopulation and climate change – international team of researches recommend that limits be established now before exponential growth strips our System of its resources.

Evidence of Arsenic-Breathing Microbial Life Found in Pacific Ocean

Researchers working off the coast of Mexico have discovered evidence of arsenic-breathing life in oxygen-starved waters. These resilient microbes could also be a sign of things to come under the influence of climate change.

Rising sea levels could destroy Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach

Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

Can cities sue oil companies for damages due to climate change?

A Toronto city councilor is going to try. In the last few years it has been hit by ice storms, floods, and, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, has been hit by six 100-year storms since 2005.

Things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

We continue to shape life on Earth, and threaten our survival, in unexpected ways.

Seychelles' president gives speech on climate change in a submersible

Seychelles President Danny Faure calls for stronger protection of the oceans. During the speech he was in a manned submersible that was 400 feet below the waves, on the seabed off the outer islands of the Seychelles.